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'Frankenstorm': Hurricane Sandy May Hit Sunday

Saturday should be calm, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Prince George's County residents have time this weekend to prepare for what could be a monster of a hurricane early next week.

There is a slight chance of rain Saturday; otherwise expect cloudy skies and temperatures the high-60s.

But by Sunday morning Hurricane Sandy, dubbed "Frankenstorm", is expected to be off the coast of the Carolinas on a north-bound trajectory. Forecasters see Sandy coming onshore sometime late Sunday or Monday, according to NWS meteorologist Jason Elliott, but we’ll feel the impact ahead of that. 

"After Sunday," he said, "things keep going downhill.” 

The area should expect “at least” tropical storm-force winds across the area and heavy rain, Elliott said, but it’s too early to tell exactly how fast those winds will blow and how much rain we’ll get.

Sandy is already responsible for 21 deaths across the Caribbean, according to NPR, and NWS meteorologist Paul Kocin told Bloomberg News that this could be a storm unlike any we've seen in awhile.

"What we’re seeing in some of our models is a storm at an intensity that we have not seen in this part of the country in the past century,” Kocin told Bloomberg. 

MaryJane October 27, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Smartmeters cause Fires I worry your Smartmeter will go haywire with a storm like this that could cause powersurges on the meters attached to our houses. How many fires till Maryland listens? http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/19289039/peco-halts-smart-meter-installation-program
MaryJane October 27, 2012 at 04:45 AM
no Water? I just went to the store and they were out of water. Here are some tips: Fill all your pots and pans up with water and put on the lids. Fill your tub up with water and have a bucket nearby. You can use the bucket to pour water down the toilet to flush it. Good Luck!
Don Risher October 27, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Here at Belair Engineering we are busy installing emergency standby home generators. It takes time to install a generator and pass all the required inspections and upgrade gas meters or LP tanks. I wish we could install next day but it's just not possible. Don Risher VP Belair Engineering info@belaireng.com

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